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1980–2000
Dominique Marshall

Hélène Tremblay were also regularly sent to schools, especially her two substantial volumes on Families of the World ( Tremblay, 1988 , 1990 ), published in English and in French. Sponsored mainly by CIDA, with the support of Save the Children Fund Canada, UNICEF and other United Nations agencies, the volumes were accompanied by ‘Activity Sheets’ as well as ‘Introductions for the Resource Person’, produced by Media-Sphere. A series of posters produced by Media-Sphere, such as two-sided large bilingual glossy sheets entitled ‘Eastern Caribbean’ ( CIDA, 1990b ) and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers
Dominique Marshall

’s fifteen local offices in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and South America, there is now a person responsible for communications. Similarly, over the past year, the CRC has created a unique program of training for ‘digital volunteer specialists’ across the organization. Falconer attributes the size and the originality of the program to established strengths of the organization: a network of volunteers who donate according to their individual experience and availability ( Glassford, 2018 ), as well as what she calls the ‘scalable’ nature of an organization

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
An Interview with Celso Amorim, Former Brazilian Foreign Minister
Juliano Fiori

new US strategy for international cooperation and multilateralism? CA: Well, it is a difficult moment for international cooperation. It is possible to argue that the liberalism of the old order was a veneer that permitted a form of capitalist domination. But, regardless, many people benefited from this veneer. There were opportunities for organisations like UNICEF and Save the Children. And for Brazil, too. When I was foreign minister, I was able to establish triangular cooperation programmes with the US in Africa and in the Caribbean. In my

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
The Law and Politics of Responding to Attacks against Aid Workers
Julia Brooks and Rob Grace

/Pacific region, Europe and the Americas/Caribbean. Interviewees were primarily field-based humanitarian actors who have served in senior- or mid-level management or operational roles in humanitarian response. The gender breakdown of the interviewee pool is 78 male, 40 female. The interviewee pool consists largely of international staff – indeed, only eight interviewees were national staff – a limitation, given that national staff constitute the vast majority of the humanitarian workforce and since they are also disproportionately affected by security incidents. Nevertheless

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Why Building Back Better Means More than Structural Safety
Bill Flinn

affected number from the EM-DAT database includes injured and homeless Although the overall figures provide a persuasive argument for questioning the dominance of structural safety as the central focus of post-disaster reconstruction, closer examination suggests that a contextual nuance is needed. The figures show that rebuilding houses that are strong and safe in an earthquake-prone region is more important than storm-proof housing in the Philippines or the Caribbean. This should come as no surprise: earthquakes happen without warning and with catastrophic

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
From the Global to the Local
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh , E. ( 2015 ), South–South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development: Views from the Caribbean, North Africa and the Middle East ( Oxford : Routledge ). Fiddian-Qasmiyeh , E. ( 2016a ), ‘ Repressentations of Displacement in the Middle East ’, Public Culture , 28 : 3 , 457 – 73 , doi: 10.1215/08992363-3511586 . Fiddian-Qasmiyeh , E. ( 2016b ), ‘ Refugee–Refugee Relations in Contexts of Overlapping Displacement ’, International

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Anna K. Dickson

different modes of production utilised in the Caribbean and Latin America. In the Caribbean most farmers grow their fruit on farms of five acres or less. Furthermore, because of the topology of the islands, the plots are often steep and the ground unsuitable for any crops other than the versatile banana plant. In contrast, Latin American or ‘dollar bananas’ are grown on large plantations which accrue significant economies of scale; production costs in the Caribbean are, consequently higher (Godfrey, 1998). In addition, three giant transnational corporations dominate the

in EU development cooperation
Still unique or just one in the crowd?
Karen E. Smith

particular, the African focus grew into the Lomé partnership with African, Caribbean and Pacific states. The Community later added countries to its network of relations, but always following the regional approach originally set out in the Yaoundé and Lomé Conventions. Relations with the ACP as a regional grouping thus formed the model for the Community’s relations with other countries. Furthermore, the basic building blocks of the EC–ACP relationship – trade preferences, aid and institutionalised dialogue – were extended, on a more limited basis, to other regions

in EU development cooperation
From model to symbol?
Karin Arts and Anna K. Dickson

policy has been built over time. Until the 1990s, the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states unequivocally were Europe’s most preferred developing country partners, and ACP–EU relations were the most visible and important component of the EU development cooperation programme. ACP–EU relations started at the very creation of the European Economic Community in 1957 and were elaborated first in the Yaoundé and then in the Lomé Conventions and the 2000 Cotonou Agreement. In many peoples’ eyes the Lomé Convention came to symbolise EU development cooperation, more so

in EU development cooperation
An assessment of EU development aid policies
William Brown

Agreements with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries’, COM (97) 537 final, Brussels. CEC (2000), ‘Note to heads of delegation, heads of unit and desk officers: poverty reduction strategy papers: guidance notes’, B2(00)D/4371, source: http://europa.euint/ comm/development/sector/poverty_reduction/index.htm. Cornia, A., R. Jolly and F. Stewart (eds) (1987), Adjustment With a Human Face, Oxford: Clarendon Press. Council of Ministers (1988), ‘Resolution of 31 May 1988 on the economic situation and adjustment process in Sub-Saharan Africa’, in Council of the

in EU development cooperation